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· October, 2007

Stories about Chinese from October, 2007

Taiwan: “Lust, Cautioin” and Debate on Patriotic traitor

As Ethan Hunt said in her blog (zh), Ang Lee's Lust, Caution aroused a debate on re-appraisal of the “patriotic traitors” during the anti-Japanese war (1937-1945) in Taiwan. The blogger...

China: 23 Years Chronology of Taihu

Taihu pollution has caught international attention. Taodax from V360 has composed a chronology of government's attempt in fighting against pollution (zh). However, the effort seems to have little effect in...

Hong Kong: Want My Privacy Back

Big sister explained how and why she canceled her facebook account: I want my privacy back!

Hong Kong: Foreign Intervention

Legislator and the founding member of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Tsang Yok-sing, comments on the China President Hu Jintao's report on the 17 party...

China: Youtube Blocked

Several sources seem to confirm that youtube has been blocked in China. Ken Wong noticed that the blocking happened soon (one day) after youtube launched its traditional Chinese version (zh)....

China: Why Focus on Clapping?

Liu Xiao-yuan wondered while mainstream media in China was interested in how many times people clapped during Hu Jintao's speech in 17th Party Congress (zh). The blogger criticized such kind...

China: Reporting 17 Party Congress

Rose Liu compared reporters’ concern on the 17th Party Congress (zh): western media's concern is more substantial than Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau's media. The former pay attention to economic...

China: Depoliticalization

Rensj669 from Tianya (via 1510) commented that depoliticalization is the governing politics of the present day China: When people have given up politics, they don't concern about social environment and...

Hong Kong: Feng Shui Masters Rap

Kevin Li posts two music videos of rap about feng shui and two feng shui masters, Mak Ling Ling and So Man Fung (zh). Feng shui is a discipline with...

China: Gamer flag controversy

Liu You-chen, a Taiwanese E-sport player, suddenly displayed a Republic of China flag while he accepted a bronze medal at the award ceremony of World Cyber Games (WCG) 2007, which...

China: Right to Express

Liu Xiao yuan noticed that a new term “right to express” appeared in the 17th party congress (zh). He pointed out the existing Chinese constitution has ensured freedom of speech,...

China: 40 Million Stock Investors

Zhou Mingshing blogs about the implication of 40 million stock investors in China (zh). It is obviously that China economy is undergoing rapid transformation. The new economy required rational investors...

China: Tough blogging the Communist Congress

The largest of many white elephants in China's blogsphere, bloggers for whom the Seventeenth National Communist Party Congress is too good to pass up on, in absence of text-based information...

China: No PC Allowed

Several universities in Mainland China has forbidden university first year students from bringing their personal computers to the classroom in order to stop them from playing computer game in the...

China: Fragile Morality

A young man fought for justice alone but received a buffet, other 60 passengers ignoring the tragedy; after Pengyu case, no people dare to help an old man, leaving him...

First reactions to the Al Gore/IPCC Nobel Peace Prize Win

Here's a quick roundup up some of the initial reactions from the global blogosphere to today's announcement that former US vice president Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

China: Urge for Press Freedom Legislation

Aizhong urges the Chinese government to pass a legislation to protect press freedom in China (zh). The blogger hopes the party can discuss about the issue in the upcoming 17th...

China: Listing in Stock Market

Two more I.T companies are going to be listed in the Hong Kong stock market: Kingsoft and Alibaba – Keso thinks that this is good news for China e-business(zh).

China: Freak rain floods Hangzhou

Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province is home to the Qiantang River, which each year plays host to the world's largest tidal bore; large enough that it occasionally washes bore-watchers...

China: The Richest of the Rich

Hurun and Forbes have both published the 2007 wealthy lists of mainland China. A 26-year-old woman as a real-estate developer topped both lists with a rough worth of $16 billion....

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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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